Smacking of the same sappiness that pervades an "Afterschool Special," THE GIRL FROM MARS fudges its simple premise: could a mixed-up teen actually be an interplanetary visitor?
Troubled by the death of her mom, intense 13-year-old Dee Dee Putnam (Sarah Sawatsky) gets a reputation as a high-school weirdo due to her obsession with extra-terrestrial life. When not visiting her scientist pal Charles (Eddie Albert) at the observatory, she attempts to electronically
communicate with Mars.
Neglected by her loving father Dan (Edward Albert), who's running for local office on an ecological platform, Dee Dee disrupts the school study period with a homemade flying sau...